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Appearances to the Contrary

Read the Play (minus the ending)

by Jim Inman
A Dark Urban Comedy in Two Acts
2W / 2M
Approximate Playing time: 2 hours

The sometimes cruel ambiguities of love and sex seethe at the heart of this dark urban comedy set in NYC in the mid-1970s. Timothy, an entertainment attorney, and his best friend, Muriel, a powerful literary agent, find themselves embroiled in the lives of Tom, an attractive young actor-turned-playwright, and Barbara, a beautiful, mysterious bi-sexual who eats amorality for breakfast. If only one of them had stayed home…But alas, that is not the case resulting in seismic sexual energies that soon crack the professional and personal veneers of the two couples, uniting them in a confrontation of exposed secrets, shattered egos, and eventual redemption…for three of them. Grand Prize Winner of the National Repertory Theatre International Playwrights Competition, critics called Appearances to the Contrary a latter day 'Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolfe.' $20 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fee